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Islands of Taiwan (Formosa)

Formosa (Taiwan)    [978]
   Group:
   Country: Taiwan (China)   Region: South China Sea
Lat: 23.38º N   Long : 121.07º E
Area: 34506.6 sq. km   Altitude: 3997 m
  Island too large for adequate coverage in this directory
Shoreline: 1144.2 km (scale 1:5000000)   Coastal Index: 0.0332
Depth to nearest land: <100 m
Nearest island: 130 km   group: 130 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 130 km    Isolation Index: 34
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   subtropical 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones, earthquakes
   Threat Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 18635492 (1983)   Density: 540.1 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 1.0%/yr   Increasing slowly
  Major Human Activities: textiles, electronics, agriculture
  Habitat:   Urban Pop: 6300000  Urban Indicator: 3
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 17%   Human Threat Indicator: 1
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 3571 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 2
Conservation support: government support, legislation
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 22
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 21/08/88

Kin-men (Quemoy, Chin-men)    [1934]
   Group:
   Country: Taiwan (China)   Region: Taiwan Strait
Lat: 24.50º N   Long : 118.33º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Depth to nearest land: < 25 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 3 km   group: 7 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 7 km    Isolation Index: 7
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: military
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 17%   Human Threat Indicator: 1
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 3571 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 2
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
Last updated: 01/08/90

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